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Andree Lee (Murphy) Ziehmer, 64, of California, died Friday, November 19, 2010. She was born February 12, 1946, the daughter of E. Dorwin and Jeanne Frances (Davis) Murphy, both of whom preceded her in death. Integrity, the importance of family values, and a solid work ethic became foundational traits of Andree. She was married at First Baptist Church of California on June 21, 1964, to Carl E. Ziehmer, who survives of the home. She was a 1964 graduate of California High School, where she was an honor student. Always striving to improve her abilities to assist others, she pursued advanced education. She graduated in May 1988 with an Associate of Education degree from State Fair Community College. She worked for almost 25 years in California Public Schools. She also worked for 10 years at the Missouri Baptist Convention in Jefferson City, most recently as the Executive Assistant to the Editor of the Pathway publication. Andree led a solid Christian life. For over 50 years she served the Lord as pianist and organist at various local churches, most recently being called to serve at First Baptist Church for over 20 years. As a wife, mother, grandmother and friend, her encouragement, positive attitude and unwavering love were steadfast qualities. She is survived by children Carleen Ziehmer of Springfield, Robert Ziehmer and wife Beth of California, and Edward Ziehmer of Jefferson City; two grandchildren, Emily Lorraine and Lauren Andree; one brother, Patrick D. Murphy and wife Dee; and many other extended family members. Andree's life produced many lasting blessings - her legacy is one of serving others. Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of California. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Greg Morrow and Rev. Don Hinkle. Memorials are suggested to the Andree Ziehmer Memorial Fund to support the Moniteau County Angel Tree Program, c/o either Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018 or any Central Bank location. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California. www.bowlincantriel.com
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